Annual Sea-blite (Suaeda maritima)

Once you look more closely at the vegetation around the high water mark on salt marshes you start to find some more specialist species growing.

Annual Sea-blite is not much to look at but is a common and much overlooked plant because it does not have nice flowers! In fact, it is just a dull green weed!

However, once the Spartina grass has established and started bring some solidity to the mud so Sea-blite can then establish. Although resistant to salt it tends to grow around high water where it rarely gets covered.

This is a common plant in its chosen environment.

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